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, sad for america: he never returned to his home. at 34, john singleton copley was already one of the best and most popular painters in the american colonies. the young american artist john trumbull said of him, "an elegant-looking man dressed in fine maroon cloth with gold buttons, this dazzling to my unpracticed eye, but his painting, the first i'd ever seen deserving the name, riveted--absorbed my attention and renewed my desires to enter upon such a pursuit." copley had more work than he could do. early in his career, he mastered the popular rococo style: rich texture of laces and lush fabrics, empty faces. but like many pre-revolutionary americans, copley could not suppress his belief in individual and personal expression. ( drumbeats ) taxation without representation: copley's father-in-law, an english merchant, was importing tea to america. copley felt he could not speak out against his family, nor could he defend them. seeking his artistic heritage, he sailed for europe. it wasn't long before he became part of that heritage, a forerunner in the great romantic movement.
>> from new york, this is "democracy now!" >> we want our children to live in america that is not burdened by debt, weakened by inequality, threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet. >> barack obama has been reelected 44 president of the yen on the states. eturns to the white house with the sweep of the key battleground states including ohio, florida, and pennsylvania. alabama 1303 electoral votes to mitt romney's 235. >> i just called president obama to congratulate him on his victory. his supporters in his campaign also deserve congratulations. i wish all of them well because the democrats also retained control of the senate with several major@ victories elizabn defeating incumbent massachuses senator scott brown. >> this victory belongs to you. you did this. you did this. you did this. for every family that has been squeezed and hammered, we're going to fight for a level playing field and put people back to work. [applause] >> and we look at ballot initiatives across the country from legalizing marijuana to upholding same-sex marriage. all of that and
is kate smith singing irving berlin's "god bless america." and that'sthat was the big hit of the year. and woody hated that song. kate smith: [singing] god bless america some interesting songs, because as he was hitchhiking north and eastland that i love. stand beside her, and guide her through the night with a light from above. will kaufman: now, i mean, there's two ways you can look at that song. you can look at "god bless america," written by irving berlin, all rightit's the fearful prayer, almost, of a european jewish immigrant to the united states who's nervously watching the rise of fascism in europe and praying that it won't happen over here. he actually wrote it back in 1917 and put it away. but, you know, looking at hitler across the sea, he's maybe thinking it's time for that song to be resurrected. so that's a charitable way of looking at it. it's not bombastic, it's not patriotic; it's fearful, and it's hopeful. that's not the way woody saw it. woody saw it as a strident, jingoistic, complacent, tub- thumping anthem to american greatness. and now, he had just come from the
peter kuznick to talk about their new book and tv series looking at the classified america we were never meant to see. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. israel is continuing to pound the gaza strip with airstrikes amidst fears that israel could launch a ground invasion. at least 21 palestinians have died in the most recent round of violence while three israelis died on thursday. israel said it launched 150 airstrikes overnight while palestinians fired a dozen rockets into israel. among the casualties was the 11- month-old son of a bbc arabic journalist. an associated press photo showed jihad misharawi clutching the wrapped body of his baby, who was killed by an israeli round that struck his home on wednesday. white house press secretary jay carney told reporters thursday -- speaking later thursday, mark toner said the onus is on hamas to stop the violence. >> the onus here is on hamas. as jay carney just said from the white house, it claims that the best interest of the palestinian people at heart, but t
>> from new york, this is "democracy now!" >> we believe in a generous america, and a compassionate america, and a tolerant america open to the dreams of an immigrant's daughter who studies in our schools and pledges to our flag. >> president obama gives a nod to dream act activists in his victory speech as latino voters turned out in record numbers to help obama win reelection. we will speak with juan gonzalez about the latino vote and the nation's changing demographics. >> were talking about 11 million to 12 million people that are undocumented in the united states. i think the extreme -- the most extreme right of the republican party understands that if 11 million to 12 million people are able to legalize their status and become a voters, it will change the political landscape of america for decades to come. >> we will also discuss puerto rico. for the first time, the majority of the island's voters supported a non-binding referendum to become a full u.s. state. we will speak with the nation magazine's john nichols president of his new mandate for the next four years. all of that
and working people in america. we have to bear witness to that. >> we will speak what dr. cornel west and pbs host tavis smiley. together they have written, "the rich and the rest of us: a poverty manifesto." all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we're on the road in chicago. the pentagon has confirmed that iran fired at a pilotless u.s. drone last week, but missed its target. pentagon spokesperson george little insisted the incident occurred in international, not iranian, airspace, and vowed that u.s. surveillance flights will continue. >> the incident occurred over international waters approximately 16 nautical miles off iranian coast line. the united states has communicated to the iranians we will continue to conduct surveillance flights over international waters over the arabian gulf and our commitment to the security of the region. we have a wide range of options and diplomatic to military to protect our military assets and forces in the region and will do so when necessary. >> the news comes as the obama ad
an obama for america campaign rally every day. >> msnbc, their slogan is lean forward. president obama slogan -- >> i actually think chris matthews might jump off a bridge tonight. but i punish myself, coming from a catholic family. i watched an entireour of fox news. the top news today was the new black panther. intimidating voters. and then there was a mural of obama in the school, and neil cavuto, there was a school in a predominantly african-american school, there was a mural that had a " of obama, and they had a quote from -- it was light voter suppression on steroids. fox news. they are talking about this huge obama mural is, basically, it is the new black panther, and obama mural, with analysis by don imus. they are trying to scare white people from voting for romney. i am leaning towards romney, but there is this mural for obama. sure real law is coming down the pike. benghazi -- sharia law may be coming down the pike. and then there is a complete morally bankrupt character. the point i am making is you have this alternative reality, where some on twitter are some my suicidal.
invasion, we go to gaza for the latest. and then rolling jubilee. >> an america, that collectors turn around and try to extort the full amount from us. >> that is where the role in tripoli, sen. it raises money to buy the debt. >> but instead of collecting on it, we will abol an offshoot ofl street has launched a new limit to about the people, not the banks by buying up distressed debt from financial firms and canceling it so that borrowers do not have to repay. then, "tasing ice." >> 1984, the glacier was 11 miles away. today, is back here. the glacier is retreating but it is also thinning at the same time. >> the new documentary looks at how photographer james balog captured climate change on film by placing two dozen time lapse cameras throughout the arctic and other areas to film melting glaciers. he will join us live. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. israel is threatening to launch a ground invasion of the gaza strip after breaking an informal ceasefire with a series of deadly attacks. on wednes
the assembly on behalf of latin america and caribbean states, the chilean envoy said overwhelmingly u.n. opposition to the embargo reflects the consensus of virtually the entire world. >> we emphasize the consistency between the application of the unilateral measures which has no backing international law and the spirit of principles and purposes of the charter of the united nations. we urge the u.s. to make the necessary adjustments in this regard, allowing this legislation with the charter of the united nations, the resolutions of the united nations, and the views of countries of latin america and the caribbean in general of all the regions of the world. >> the united nations is warning that haiti's upcoming march harvest may already have been destroyed by the flooding of hurricane sandy. it left haiti overrun with devastating floods, causing widespread damage and adding thousands of people to the massive numbers already displaced by previous floods and the devastating earthquake of january 2010. on tuesday, the u.n. relief official said in addition to potentially destroying march's
. lasos. >> this is not just a problem for san francisco. it's a problem for america. america is losing the jobs oversees and the corporations are taking the jobs oversees and off shoring the labor and my proposal is tax those corporations that off shore our jobs. just tax them and that will be a deterrent and we can use that money to create jobs here at home here in san francisco. use that money to create jobs in the private and public sector so that's my proposal to create jobs in san francisco. >> mr. rogers. >> i like that one. you know i think that the gross revenue tax is a progressive tax and that tax would allow new businesses, small businesses able to flourish so we have something to look forward to with that. that being said treasure island seems to me a car dependent project and unless you have a ferry that is going there and dropping you off, but that would be somewhat time consuming. the same is true with hunter's point and the problem is there isn't a lot of transportation near there. the trances bay terminal next to bart, next to cal train this is a great project and
: if the king is coming or if someone from america or france is coming, we are asked to go out and show our happiness, our appreciation that they come to see us. we go out, around a hundred of us, and we clap our hands and hit this piece of metal that we have. it is quite a show. you can really appreciate it. if the government needs the guild steward in some cases like that, they call him. that's the role of the guild steward. keach: archaeologists believe that in ancient ostia specialists also organized themselves into craft associations and guilds. the shipwrights, for example, had a large and active guild. these are the ruins of what is believed to have been their clubhouse. it was a magnificent building with a suite of dining rooms arranged around a long, indoor fish pond that would have been lined with imported marble. claridge: the principal feature is this large, central court which provides ample space for all sorts of perhaps alfresco dining as well that they could actually put their couches out in the garden and dine outside. otherwise, there would be entertainments laid on -- dan
service to this country, but for reminding us why america is and always will be the greatest nation on earth. >> although president obama stressed the importance of supporting returning troops in his speech, veterans continue to face extremely high levels of the unemployment, traumatic brain injury, ptsd, and homelessness. their unemployment rate is 3% higher than the general population. almost a quarter of recent veterans coming home are injured physically or emotionally. more than 600,000 veterans are homeless, an estimated 18 veterans commit suicide a day. a new study questions the government's commitment to supporting soldiers. and the headline "accuracy isn't priority as va battles disability claims backlog" reveals how thousands of veterans are being denied disability benefits as a result of errors. in his article, he writes about navy veteran hosea roundtree, whose claim for disability compensation was reduced, despite in suffering from flashbacks from his time in lebanon. the va has a duty to assist veterans in developing their evidence to support the claims, but the departm
languages still spoken in central america. over the centuries, the words have changed, but still they echo the past. the maya have not used hieroglyphs since the sixteenth century, when spanish bishop landa made his observations of life in the yucatan. at that time, landa recorded what he called a mayan a-b-c. but this alphabet didn't make sense until scholars realized that landa had misunderstood just how the maya wrote. linda schele deciphers mayan texts. the maya used two kinds of signs to spell things. one is called a logograph because it represents a whole word. the other is a phonetic sign that represents a syllable. for instance, if they wanted to spell the word "jaguar," they could just use a picture of the animal. the word for "jaguar" in maya is "balam," okay ? now any maya who saw the jaguar head is going to say "balam," just like you're an english speaker, you see the jaguar, you'd say "jaguar." but there is more than one cat. so they could draw their jaguar head... and they could put a sign in front of it that tells you how to pronounce the first part of the word as "ba." this
walmart a black eye? >> because we live in america and we work for the world's largest company and we're still not making it. >> because after choosing between paying my bills -- >> because i'm 52 years old and i cannot afford my own apartment on what i make a walmart. >> walmart workers across the country planning to stage unprecedented walkouts and protests on friday, the busiest shopping day of the year. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. violence continues to flare in the israeli assault on the gaza strip as a cease-fire remains out of reach. and breaking news, about 21 people have been wounded in a bus bombing near military headquarters in the israeli city of tel aviv. israeli police say two suspects threw a bomb on to the bus before fleeing the scene. the attack marks one of the worst inside israel and several years. tuesday saw an unrelenting wave of israeli strikes on the gaza strip, with the palestinian toll climbing to over 139 dead and more than 1000 wounded. palestinian rocket fire also con
america to the nuer of east africa to the chinese. but why did the lineage members at teotihuacan live together in a single household ? in a laboratory at teotihuacan, dolph widmer measures potsherds thousands of years old. his team collected more than a million of these at tlajinga. measuring the fragments, widmer discovers a remarkable similarity in size. looking for explanations, he examined the methods of modern potters. here, within the outskirts of the ancient city, in the neighborhood of san sebastian, a handful of potters still use ancient techniques. man: bueno, este viene siendo de... interpreter: i learned how to do pottery from my grandparents and from my great-grandparents. i watched how they worked. i started when i was very small. keach: oliverio hernandez-resendiz is one of the few remaining potters in san sebastian. he makes large pots that are used primarily for cooking. resendiz works with molds, enabling him to work quickly, while keeping the size and shape of the pots consistent. the use of molds explains why the remains found in tlajinga were so uniform. widmer: i
second, than you get out of all the power plants in north america, counting canada? 10 liters of water per second. i mean the poorest nation in the world can muster up 10 waters of liter-- 10 liters of water per second. that's sea water, any kind of water. if you could fuse the hydrogen in there, hmm, you talk about big energy, gang. enormous energy. you're gonna--all this stuff about oil and whale oil. i mean, already we've forgotten about whale oil, right? when you guys-- you grew up burning whale oil? no--petroleum, right? what did your great grandfathers--whale oil. the world's changing. now, when we get up to, where we can harness this kind of thing. hmm--different, different. 'cause the fuel is the most abundant element in the universe hydrogen. over 90% of the universe estimated to be hydrogen. the universe, gang, as far as a human condition, is the same design for where we are now, where we would've been, or where we're going? it's all fusion fuel out there, gang. now, we haven't been able to do that now because it's very difficult to do. it was difficult to make airplanes fly
times? like, you can talk about traveling to south america, you can talk about traveling to the mainland. you can talk about traveling to europe, but can you go to the travel agent today and talk about traveling into time? we got new years coming up. we got a big one pretty soon, 2000, the year 2000, okay? and then 2001, 21st century, yeah? how about someone says, well, i'm not so much interested in that. i'm kind of a futurist. most of my friends are sort of like historians. they study history, where we've been. and it's kind of a real gas to know where we've been and where we are now. but my bit is where are we going? that's what i'm interested in. and what i'd like to do is i'd like to travel to the 25th century. and i'd like to see what human beings are doing for new year's eve in the year 2500, okay? what's it gonna be like then? now you go to your travel agent now and ask, you know what they're gonna say to you? the same thing they would have said to you a century ago if you told them you wanted to go from one part to the other part of the world in a metal airplane. they'd say, com
two parties and candidates, it is a choice between keaton evoke different visions of america. on the one hand, you can choose to return to the top down policies that crashed our economy. or you can join me and build a future that focuses on a strong and growing middle class. [applause] >> after a tightened race over the past month, president obama appears to have regained the momentum. speaking in ohio, mitt romney called president obama a failed president. >> i would ask them to put aside all the speeches and ads and all the attacks, and look at the records. you see, talk is cheap. but a record is a real and is a turn with a real effort. change is not measured in words and speeches. change is measured in achievements. >> as mitt romney and president obama push for a strong turnout, the election will likely end up setting a record for early voting. 1.6 million people have already voted in the ohio at the polls or with absentee ballots. long lines were reported across the state over the weekend as lined up for hours at the polls. ohio republican secretary john huston has issue
as it happens in north america, and the insurance company is saying that they are now beyond the debate over whether climate change is real. they have accepted that, and they are calling on industry to deal with it as a statistical reality. i thought that was a nice accompaniment to the scientific research because the munich re guys are not doing basic climate research, but simply serving the money they pay out over time and saying, we have been paying out more billions in recent decades then we had anticipated and see a trend and we can see no explanation other anan the relationship to global warming. >> in fact, even the pentagon, right? for years, even under the bush @administration, has been saying this is one of the greatest threats in terms of national security in the 21st century. everything from what we're seeing now, the catastrophic of facts, to climate refugees and how you deal with people who are moving from one place to another because they are so threatened in their home country. >> that is right. i think one of the interesting questions is when we in the united states will acc
to a grocery store, and i show them all the different cereals, and say, we want toave oicen america. thta and i show them all inus.ifferent cereals, it doesn't seem to give us better health re, it doesn't seem to give us lower costs, but it does give us choice, and we value choice above everything. from a practical point of view, the first decision many consumers are confronted with is how to finance their health care. the choices are simply to pay for it themselves, or to enroll in a private or public health insurance plan. a lot is said about the marketplace of health care. well, for half of people who are getting their health plan through an employer, their employer offers such a narrow range of plans that they-- the consumer-- feel that they are cut off from options they really would like to have. many employers only offer plans that require a patient co-pay or less expensive hmos. cost-sharing makes the assumption that the person can identify what's an appropriate and inappropriate service. and so you go to the doctor, and you're looking for help, and you have to pay maybe 20% of the docto
." a dco's from america's art as corporations. they're doing a major blitz, to train themselves as the reasonable ones because they're caor both raising revenues and cutting spending. if you look at the details of their tax plan, you see they're really just the trojan horse. they're pushing for the same old tax breaks for corporations they have been doing so for about a decade. we looked at one of them, which is they want a permanent exemption from u.s. taxes for all of their foreign earnings. it calculated the companies in this campaign stand to gain a windfall of as much as $134 billion if they get this corporate tax breaks through. people should be very wary of the big ad campaign about -- there are about to see in their newspapers across the country. this is just one more corporate attack on our taxation system. >> who are these ceo's? >> many household names -- honeywell, boeing, general electric. we have been documenting that many are serial tax dodgers are ready. they have been using shenanigans to shift overseas to lower their tax bill. we found that in 24 of these compa
and $20 loaned from his father. his long journey eventually took him to america, where he knew he had found the location to fulfill his dreams. >> when i come visit in california, 1966, i say, "that's the place i'm gonna stay and i die." i love california. >> that love shows in the vineyards, where gus and his son look over the literal fruits of their labor. and not too far away are the makings of their next vintage. from their home in lodi, they have made many friends, who help them do something important in greek culture, celebrate. >> all right, my friends, some relatives, friends, all of us come this country with about-- with nothing. so god help us. all of us have been working hard and doing things. today for me is the big day in celebrate the stama wine. it bring back the name where i come from. >> family, i feel, is the most important thing. without family, you really don't have anything at all. working with my father, i must say that i've been raised as an only child, no brothers, no sisters. my father not only is my friend, but he's my brother, too, and my father. and everyth
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